Archive - Mai 2006

The use of planetary ball mills to produce nanosized particles

Milling on a nanoscale

Nanoparticles have come into the focus of science and industry due to their potential benefits in fields ranging from cancer treatment and food to......

Auto-cleaning effect in wavy-groove heat exchangers lengthens maintenance intervals

No chance for fouling

The efficiency of heat exchange processes, and thus their economic efficiency, is principally influenced by the overall heat transfer values of the heat......

Conical sieve mill with ideal production characteristics

State of the art optimised

Conical sieve mills are used in nearly every industrial application where dry powders are produced or processed. With the ConiWitt, Frewitt demonstrates the......

Advances in indirect cooling and heating of bulk solids

Proven in use

During many bulk materials processing operations it is necessary to cool or heat the bulk material. The Bulk-X-Change bulk materials heat exchanger, which......

Innovative trends in pneumatic conveying systems significantly broaden the application scope

Bulk material in motion

Powdery, moist or fatty – the diversity of the bulk materials that can be conveyed by pneumatic systems is today as diverse as the available conveying......

Spray granulation of problematic products

For difficult applications

Fluidised bed spray granulation has evolved into an important drying process in the last few years, enabling a liquid containing solids to be turned into a dry......

Statistical design of experiments improves processes

Searching for the optimum

Statistical design of experiments sounds like a research and development theme. The same methods are, however, becoming more frequently applied to identify......

Solvay packs 330 syringes per minute in boxes

Complex packaging task

Bringing together pre-filled syringes, pack inserts, labels and carton blanks in defined combinations at ultra-high speed is a complex packaging challenge......

EHEDG-compliant load cell meets the high demands of the pharma and food industry

Pure cleanliness

Load cells do not normally come into direct contact with the product. However, since sterility is of vital importance in certain sectors of industry, the......

Stirred freeze drying allows pharmaceutics production under gentle conditions

Loose powders

Stirred freeze drying is a quicker and less labour-intensive freeze drying process. It allows the production of loose and free-flowing powders at low......

Successful qualification of an FIBC-system with highest containment

Guide leads to goal

In the production of APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and Intermediates exceptional facility engineering is required to accomplish the safe transport......

Treatment of critical pharmaceutical waste water

Ways into a clean future

Many products, especially vaccines and therapeutical substances, are manufactured with the aid of biotechnological methods. This means that increased attention......


Sabic Europe starts production of bio-ETBE

Sabic Europe announced on March 21st the start of production of bio-ETBE [ethyl-tertiary butyl ether] at its Geleen site in the Netherlands. First commercial......

Pumps & Valves 2006

Customized to the visitors

Pumps & Valves 2006 will yet again be a great success. The registrations for the eleventh edition of the Trade Fair for Industrial Pumps, Control Valves......

Fuchu site

Endress+Hauser Japan in new premises

The Japanese sales company of the Endress+Hauser group has moved into new premises in Fuchu, a suburb of Tokyo at a distance of about 20 km from the......


Seven year agreement

Suncor Energy Inc. and Emerson Process Management, announced a seven year agreement that names Emerson as Suncor’s supplier for automation products......


New BU Manager at Elga

Since April 2006 Tanja Löhe is BU Manager Pharma at Elga Berkefeld GmbH, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Company, responsible for the......

Two Basels Innovation Prize

Coperion Buss awarded

The coveted “Two Basels Innovation Prize” for 2006 has been awarded to Coperion Buss AG, Pratteln, Switzerland. With this award, the Basel City and Basel......


First joint order

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) together with Hugo Petersen GmbH was awarded by ZAO Krimski Titan a contract for the Basic Engineering of a plant for the......

pump range

Bran + Luebbe wins Frost & Sullivan Award

The 2005 Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Innovation Award has presented to SPX Process Equipment Bran + Luebbe in recognition of its innovative......

50 years of Lauda

A known quantity

1 March 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of the day on which the physicist from Dresden, Dr. Rudolf Wobser, founded the Lauda company in Lauda, a small town......

Round about 4000 exhibitors presenting new products for the process industries

The key to success

When Achema 2006 is held from May 15th to 19th in Frankfurt am Main, the global economic and political climate will be significantly more favorable than it was......


Security at all workplaces

The transportable BM 25 by Oldham group is a reliable multi-warning instrument that detects nearly any combustible gas or vapour. In addition, more than 20......


For high-viscous fluids

The product range of Vogel-sang includes rotary lobe pumps with capacities of up to 900 m³/h and pressures up to 16 bar. Robust, reliable, durable, eco-nomic......


Flexible in hazardous areas

The Open HMI operator interfaces of R. Stahl HMI Systems can run Simatic WinCC flexible. This means major savings when implementing operating solutions in......


Modular frequency inverter

With the Sinamics G120, Siemens A&D supplements the Sinamics drives family in the output range between 0.37 and 90 kW. The frequency inverter is designed......


Explosion-proof positioner

The Type 3731–3 Positioner with Hart communication from Samson has the same features as its small brother 3730–3: low power consumption and convenient......


Easy positive sampling

The Epos sampling system enables, under conditions of minimal clearance, the extraction of representative samples from pipes and containers or reactors while......


Advanced vacuum technology

Based upon Piab’s patented Coax multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 vacuum pump provides up to 40 % more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while......


Multifunctional controller

The S-MAX 4006 CE controller of Phoenix Contact serves as a highly available combination of industrial PC, PLC, and Interbus fieldbus master. The device......


Space-saving solution

Parker provides users with complete assembled sampling solutions including instruments and heaters from a single purchase order – as a result of teaming......


Automated fluidized bed control

Recent trials have demonstrated that the Parsum inline particle size analyzer from Malvern can be used successfully to monitor particle growth in a fluidized......


Vacuum pipes

Jacob Rohrsysteme has expanded their catalogue with the inclusion of the 60 mm diameter pipe. The standard product range also includes piping with diameters up......


Heating processes under vacuum

Heraeus Noblelight has developed a reflector, which, unlike conventional reflectors, is not made of gold or metal oxides but of synthetic quartz glass and is......


Pneumatic diaphragm valves

The economical, pneumatic diaphragm valve Diastar Eco completes the family of pneumatically actuated diaphragm valves from Georg Fischer. The very compact......


High conveying capacity

Lean phase conveying systems are used for decades for the transport of bulk materials. Is a minimal product attrition or the bulk density of importance......


Valves become intelligent

The latest Gemü generation of pneumatic and electric valves have actuators with integrated control, regulating and communication modules so that additional......


Chemical pump seal

Flowserve has launched the GCX single mechanical cartridge seal. The GCX is specifically designed for ANSI and DIN pump services, where the pumps and seals are......


Enhanced features

The Rosemount Analytical Model 700 is a rugged field-mounted process transmitter, capable of turning process analysis into an everyday field measurement......


For sanitary applications

Emerson Process Management has improved the specifications available on the Micro Motion H-Series hygienic line by offering a 0.4 µm electro-polished internal......


High performance filter media

For Achema 2006 Donaldson Membranes introduces 6561 Hepa PTFE laminate to its technical products range. As a Hepa-rated synthetic ePTFE laminate, this product......


Modular filter housing

Donaldson replaces the usual sheet metal housings with a thoughtfully designed housing to deliver efficient flow and preseparation. Target of this development......


Perfect scale-up

To expand its series of twin-screw compounders, Coperion has developed a laboratory extruder with a screw diameter of only 18 mm. The ZSK 18 Megalab is......


Dense phase conveying system

Fluidsplit makes it possible to convey both fluidizable powders with poor air retention capacity and coarser, nonfluidizable powders reliably and economically......


Loss-in-weight or multi-feeder

For gravimetric feeding of granules and free flowing bulk ingredients in the secondary plastics industries and in compounding processes Brabender Technologie......


Compact, fast and precise

The Afriso-Euro-Index series WTh 30 resistance thermometers are designed for measurement in pipes and tanks in applications requiring hygienic process......

Economical in operation

Turbo pastillation

The Rotoform HS (high-speed) has been specially developed for high-speed mass production of pastilles and is the latest addition to the Rotoform family from......

Feeding systems for the production of hot melt adhesives

Addition directly into the process

The production of solvent-free hot melt adhesives is a continuous process. In most cases a twin-screw compounder or co-kneader is used to obtain a homogenous......

Efficient solutions for semi and fully automatic empty drum handling

Just in time

Feige automatic drum fillers fill up to 120 steel bung-type drums with a volume of 216.5 l per hour. The same amount of empty drums must be available per hour......

Vacuum drying of high-purity and sterile bulk material

Static and dynamic

The worldwide-patented VSD vacuum drying oven has been used for almost 10 years for static drying of all kinds of products and consistencies. It is now......



K-Tron International, Inc. (NASDAQ KTII) recently announced the formation of the K-Tron Process Group, merging the company’s pneumatic conveying group into......

Ready for the future

Entsorga-Enteco 2006 in new trade fair halls

From 24th to 27th October 2006, Entsorga-Enteco will again be setting standards not only in the broad range of innovative products and trends on show, but also......


Energy consumption monitoring

Model 2300 Btu (British Thermal Units) meter monitors energy production or consumption in a circulation water loop by calculating the temperature difference......


Feeding at low rates

K-Tron micro feeder MT12 is available in both pharmaceutical and industrial models. The MT12 will accurately feed free flowing to difficult to handle powders......


Leak detection in the ppb range

Compur Monitors developed a detector for extremely toxic gases with an integrated pump and a flow chamber optimized for leak detection. It is available for......


Hand-held PID gas detector

The key benefit of the compact Photo Ionisation Detector Sirius is its simultaneous monitoring of volatile organic compounds, combustible gases......

Connection of field devices for partial stroke testing of emergency shut-down valves

All the right connections

Online testing of emergency shut-down (ESD) valves is gaining ground. Many papers and articles have been published under the heading “Partial stroke......

Explosion protection for vacuum systems

Safety in the lab

Even small chemical plants and laboratories are subject to a safety assessment if they handle flammable solvents: Vacuum networks must not be oversized and......

Smart sensor technology provides enhanced protection against gas hazards

Reliable monitoring

Gas hazards can occur wherever oil is extracted, effluent processed or chemical products manufactured. In view of the large number of sensors now required due......

Compact single-gas detectors and warning instruments

Personal monitoring at the workplace

All versions of the Dräger Pac family are tailor-made for personal monitoring in daily work settings. One of the chief aims during the development process was......

Fully integrated process planning system allows end-to-end production planning

Avoiding island solutions

A process planning system within a standard ERP solution is faced with the challenge of reconciling the entire spectrum of an industry with the individual......

Sensors for monitoring jet cleaners

An ear to the vessel wall

Jet cleaners are often used for intensive cleaning of tanks, vessels and other closed plant components. Devices operating at pressures from 3 to 50 bar, in......

Innovative valve types complete sterile valve series

Three in a single blow

The introduction of the standard Vesta range was followed by a steady and concerted development process designed to meet the requirements of the market for......

Hi-tech hose couplings in modern process technology

Bridging the gap

Safety and quality are two of the critical factors in modern process technology, and they apply at all stages of the process up to and including the final......

Atex compliant gear pump design

Avoiding pitfalls

For over two years now, mechanical equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres has also required certification. Despite this, there still......

Rotary lobe pump with high volumetric efficiency

For sterile applications

Hilge’s robust, innovative range of rotary lobe pumps with user-friendly features fulfils the high specifications for applications in the hygienic and......

Completely dry piston compressors

Not a single drop of oil

The totally oil-less piston compressors in the TOG series produce a final pres-sure of up to 170 bar in the power range up to 30 kW. In the past, only......

Product range enhanced by Swedish valves

A good choice

With an annual turnover in 2005 of almost 87 million euros, the family-run enterprise Ebro Armaturen, founded in 1972, has established itself as a market......


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